With the TRIPS agreement, intellectual property rights have been integrated into the multilateral trading system for the first time and remains the most comprehensive multilateral IP agreement to date. In 2001, developing countries, fearing that developed countries had insisted on too narrow a reading of the TRIPS trip, launched a series of discussions that culminated in the Doha Declaration. The Doha Declaration is a WTO DECLARATION that clarifies the scope of the TRIPS agreement, which states, for example, that TRIPS can and should be interpreted in light of the objective of “promoting access to medicines for all”. Article 10 of the agreement states that “1. Computer programs, whether in the source code or in the object code, must be protected as literary works under the Berne Convention (1971). (2) The compilation of data or any other material, whether machine-readable or in any other form, constituting spiritual creations because of the choice or disposition of their content, must be protected as such. Such protection, which does not cover the data or material itself, does not affect the copyrights that exist in the data or materials themselves. Basic introduction to the DG Intellectual Property Agreement (TRIPS) From the WTO agreement, a written introduction to the WTO for non-specialists. Decision 94/800/EC on the conclusion of agreements reached in the Uruguay Round multilateral negotiations (1986-1994) on the conclusion of a 2003 agreement on behalf of the EU has relaxed the internal market obligation and allows developing countries to export to other countries where there is a national health problem as long as drug exports are not part of a trade or industrial policy.  Drugs exported under such regulations may be packaged or coloured differently to prevent them from affecting the markets of industrialized countries. TRIPS require Member States to firmly protect intellectual property rights. For example, TRIPS: with regard to the implementation of the agreement, industrialized countries had one year to align their legislation and practices with the agreement. This period has been extended to five years for developing and countries that have moved from a centralized economy to a market economy, and to 11 years for the least developed countries.